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Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Phone: (949) 830-7100
Open: 10-9 M-Th, 1-5 F, 10-5 Sat, 12-5 Sun
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Writers Present Series

Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer - Off the Page

Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m.
Sycamore Room
Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
  
 

Off the Page Book CoverJodi Picoult is the author of 19 novels, four of which have been made into TV movies and one – “My Sister’s Keeper” – is a major motion picture. Her daughter Samantha van Leer co-wrote and conceived the idea for their first bestselling book, “Between the Lines.”

“Off The Page” is a tender and appealing romantic novel filled with humor, adventure and magical relationships. It centers on 16-year-old Delilah and her union with Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. Full of witty commentary about life, “Off the Page” is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion to “Between the Lines” and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending.

Fans who pre-purchase a $23 “Off the Page” book at http://jodipicoult.brownpapertickets.com will receive two admissions as well as priority book signing and seating before 10:45 a.m.  The presentation will also feature a special appearance by the character “Oliver.”

Free general admission will be available beginning at 10:50 a.m. based on seating availability.  Additional books will be sold on site the day of the program.


2nd Annual Books are Better Shared

Sunday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

Cost is $35 and includes lunch.
 Books are Better Shared
  

Books are Better Shared is a social and literary gathering of book readers and about 15 noted authors including New York Times bestselling author Lori Lansens; Sophie Littlefield, who pens women's fiction, crime fiction and young adult novels; and Andrew Roe, author of "The Miracle Girl."     

Guests spend the day with book club leaders and authors who will help them explore exciting new ways to share books and give them the tools necessary to pick the perfect books.  The event also gives folks the chance to meet with and learn from publisher representatives who will share books they think will generate great book group discussions. 

The event is a collaboration between Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore and the Mission Viejo Library.    

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Cost is $35 and includes lunch.  

Register at http://babs2015.brownpapertickets.com/ or http://booksarebettershared.com/register/.

Louis L'Amour Live Reading - The Diamond of Jeru

Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 pm
Mission Viejo City Council Chamber
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo 
The Making of an Audio Dramatization and Live Reading 
 Beau L'Amour The Diamond of Jeru Recording
  

 Louis L'Amour The Diamond of Jeru Book CoverDon't miss this live reading of a few scenes from the audio production of "The Diamond of Jeru" by son, Beau L'Amour and other audio cast actors. Beau will share photos of his dad's travel in Borneo during the 1920's which inspired the story and talk about the audiobook production process.

Louis L'Amour Live Reading by son, Beau, and Cast; Photo Travelogue of Louis's travels in Borneo during the 1920's which inspired the story and talk about the audiobook production process.

To RSVP for this free event please register online, via email at libreference@cityofmissionviejo.org, or by phone at 949-830-7100, ext. 5105. If registering by email or phone please include your name, e-mail address, and number in your party.

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore will be the partner bookseller.

Brad Meltzer - The President's Shadow

Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm
Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 Brad Meltzer Photo Credit Andy Ryan
  

Brad Meltzer The President's Shadow Book CoverBrad Meltzer, a bestselling political thriller novelist and non-fiction writer, will visit Mission Viejo this summer to discuss his latest Culper Ring novel "The President's Shadow."

The New York Times bestselling author of "The Inner Circle"; "The Book of Fate"; and seven other bestselling thrillers including "The Tenth Justice" and "Dead Even," Meltzer is also the TV host of "Brad Meltzer's Lost History" on H2 and "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on its list of Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors. Meltzer has penned several non-fiction children’s books including "Heroes for My Son" and Heroes for My Daughter" and is one of the co-creators of the TV show "Jack & Bobby."

In writing "The President's Shadow," he conducted in-depth interviews with an array of top government agencies, historians and a past president. The story delves into little-known parts of American history to reveal government cover-ups and secret military locations.

Folks can pre-order the book online at bradmeltzer.brownpapertickets.com to receive priority seating and book signing of the first edition copy of "The President's Shadow." Books will also be on sale during this free presentation by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.

To RSVP for this free event please register online, via email at libreference@cityofmissionviejo.org, or by phone at 949-830-7100, ext. 5105. If registering by email or phone please include your name, e-mail address, and number in your party. PLEASE NOTE: the library’s online registration is not the same as the book pre-order registration offered by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore through the Brown Paper Tickets website.